In the Limelight and Under the Microscope: Forms and Functions of Female Celebrity
Editors: Su Holmes and Diane Negra
Price: £65.00 and £19.99
ISBN 9781441154958 and 9780826438553
Intended to serve as a timely exploration of the politics of female celebrity across a range of media contexts and case studies ranging from the 19th century to the present, this collection features contributions by leading scholars that seek to assess the shifting parameters of public/private visibility and the impact on women in the public eye.
Transatlantic Conversations: Feminism as Travelling Theory
Editors: Kathy Davis and Mary Evans
Leading scholars from Europe and North America present new work in a text that aims to consider the impact of local and national debates and differences on second-wave feminism. In examining the meaning and implications of the different ways in which various shared categories have been treated on both sides of the Atlantic, this volume analyses differences within feminism and offers a framework for the discussion of what is often assumed to be the homogeneity of the West.
Author: Kevin Williams
Price: £65.00 and £21.99
ISBN 97814129451 and 45288
Tracing the historical development of international reporting, Kevin Williams examines the organisational structures, occupational culture and information environment in which it is practised to consider the view that the role of the foreign correspondent is heading for extinction. He explores the forces of technology, commercial constraint and globalisation that are changing how journalism is practised and understood.
Games and Gaming: An Introduction to New Media
Author: Larissa Hjorth
Publisher: A&C Black/Berg
Price: £50.00 and £17.99
ISBN 9781847884923 and 884916
Games have become one of the dominant forms of global popular culture. Their study is no longer a niche interest, but offers an informative angle on contemporary social relations, online communities and media engagement. Larissa Hjorth explores the role of games in everyday life and offers extensive case material. She explores subjects such as avatar representation, urban and location-aware gaming, gaming in the Asia-Pacific region and social media and online games.
Cultural Studies in the Future Tense
Author: Lawrence Grossberg
Publisher: Duke University Press
Price £65.00 and £16.99
ISBN 9780822348443 and 348306
Lawrence Grossberg, an eminent cultural studies scholar, offers a critique of the present state of cultural studies and, more broadly, of the intellectual Left in the Anglo-American academy. He posits a vision for the future of cultural studies as conjunctural analysis and argues for multiple ways of being modern as an analytic and imaginative frame.